CBS Awards RAINN $2 Million to Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

RAINN today received a $2 million grant from CBS to continue its efforts to help survivors of sexual assault through its victim services programs. "Ending sexual violence takes everyone working together. This generous support will make it possible for us to help tens of thousands more survivors," says Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of RAINN.

In 2018, RAINN Helped More Survivors Than Ever

“This year, we have seen the longest, sustained growth of people reaching out in our 24-year history. Sexual violence affects almost every family in America—and that’s why it also takes every one of us to end it,” said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz. “We are grateful to the countless volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, and government partners who support RAINN and make this work possible.”

Learn More about Building Hope & Resiliency Through DoD Safe Helpline

The redesigned program features definitions, helpful information about coping mechanisms, practical relaxation exercises, and links to resources and referrals for on-going support.

Strategies for Survivors This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of celebration and a chance to reconnect with family and friends, but it can also present challenges for some survivors of sexual assault. “Simple safety tips, self-care strategies, and the support of loved ones can sometimes make all the difference,” says Keeli Sorensen, vice president of victim services.

Be There for Survivors this Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year in October, domestic violence awareness month helps bring attention to an issue that occurs within domestic partnerships and intimate relationships of all kinds—and is often not talked about.

#MeToo: RAINN Turns Awareness Into Action

One year ago, many courageous survivors began sharing their experiences of sexual violence in a unified statement—#MeToo. Since then, countless other brave voices have joined together to elevate a critical national discussion by speaking out about sexual assault and harassment across every industry.

RAINN Hotline Helps Record Number of Survivors

Between Thursday, the day of the hearing, and Sunday, RAINN saw a 338 percent increase in hotline traffic. “History shows us that when high-profile allegations such as these are in the news it often causes others to reach out too. This story has clearly resonated with survivors, and has led thousands to reach out for help for the first time,” said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz.

RAINN Statement on Cosby Sentence

The women who shared their stories in the Cosby trial and sentencing showed admirable courage and strength. We are grateful that the court understood the seriousness of Cosby’s crime and sentenced him to prison. Let’s hope that the legacy of this case is that victims feel empowered to come forward, knowing that it can truly make a difference in bringing perpetrators to justice.

RAINN Statement About Allegations Against Kavanaugh

Sexual assault is a crime, and every allegation should be thoroughly investigated. The allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are very serious. The Senate Judiciary Committee has a responsibility to hear from both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford before voting on his nomination.

RAINN apoya a los sobrevivientes que hablan español

El 15 de septiembre comienza el mes de conmemoración a la herencia hispana y por ello, es una gran oportunidad para celebrar a los 40 millones de americanos que hablan español como su idioma principal. Para participar en estas fiestas RAINN desea seguir proporcionando el apoyo e información que se merecen los(as) sobrevivientes de violencia sexual que hablan español no sólo este mes sino durante todo el año.

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